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Monmonier quoted in New York Times article on digital maps

September 27, 2021
The most commonly used maps are those on smartphones and they don’t always accurately represent the world as it is, says Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment. 

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Barkun quoted in NorthJersey.com piece on TWA 800 conspiracy theories

July 9, 2021
Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science, says internet forums and social media platforms have served as mass media outlets without gatekeepers. They allow unconventional ideas to quickly become mainstream. "Now anyone with an idea, no matter how bizarre, has a way of potentially getting it in front of fairly large audiences," he says. "That has eroded what was once a firm boundary between the fringe and the mainstream."

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Geography faculty to participate in recently funded research project on unmanned aerial systems

January 9, 2017
The project is one of six collaborative research projects across Syracuse University that together have been awarded more than $230,000 in state revitalization funding for research focused on drones.

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